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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 207-209

Vaginal birth after laparoscopic management of heterotopic pregnancy at the Douala general hospital, Cameroon: A case report

1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea and Douala General Hospital, Cameroon
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Douala, Cameroon
3 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Cameroon

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Thomas O Egbe
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea and Douala General Hospital
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/TJOG.TJOG_97_19

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Heterotopic pregnancy is the simultaneous presence of an intrauterine and ectopic pregnancy. The prevalence of the condition is unknown in Cameroon. We report a case of heterotopic pregnancy managed by laparoscopy. MS a 33-year-old G2P0010 woman was admitted to our department because of 7 2/7 weeks' amenorrhea, mild vaginal bleeding, and severe lower abdominal pain. She has a 6 years' history of secondary infertility, one induced abortion, and chlamydia infection treated with doxycycline. Furthermore, she has a history of left laparoscopic salpingotomy for tubo-ovarian abscess. She became pregnant after receiving clomiphene citrate and timed intercourse. Her beta hCG assay was 97000 mIU/mL and transvaginal sonography confirmed ruptured heterotopic pregnancy. She underwent laparoscopic left salpingectomy and the intrauterine pregnancy evolved normally and she gave birth to a healthy female that weighed 3050 g at 38 5/7 weeks gestation. The diagnosis of heterotopic pregnancy needs a high index of suspicion. Laparoscopic treatment of heterotopic pregnancy needs to become widespread in Cameroon.

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